At the start of March I set myself 4 goals over on my new Instagram. One of these goals was to make £100 in extra income over the course of the month. One of the main ways I planned to do this was to sell some of my unwanted items on eBay and Facebook marketplace but due to the coronavirus outbreak I decided to put this on hold and look for some other ways to make extra money from home. Here are the ways I made £73 in extra income in March:
Streetbees – £7.50
Referral code – 7946AT
Streetbees is by far my favourite survey app. It’s very well designed, easy to use and I don’t seem to get screened out in the same way I do on other survey apps and sites. You get paid per survey via PayPal and there’s no minimum payment threshold so it’s provided a steady trickle of income over the month.
Qmee* – £6.50
Referral reward – *If you sign up using my Qmee referral link we’ll both get 50p!
In second place is Qmee, another survey app. This one offers a lot more surveys but I do get screened out quite a lot. Again there is no minimum payment threshold if you choose to be paid by PayPal so you can withdraw after every completed survey if you wish.
Total – £14.00
Find out more about the best paid survey apps.
ZipZero – £6.00
Who knew you could make money by photographing your receipts? Obviously there’s a trade off as you’re effectively selling your data but I don’t have a problem with that as I already use a range of loyalty cards. I’m using 5 different apps at the moment and scanning each receipt into each app meaning I often make around 50-70p per receipt. ZipZero offers 1% of the value of your purchase and is the only one I’ve cashed out so far. The payments are sent to your utility bills (electricity, gas, water, internet, phone bill and council tax) so I used mine towards my gas and electricity bill.
Total – £6.00
Find out more about the best receipt scanning apps.
I’d been pretty nervous about trying matched betting but I finally gave it a go in March. I completed one offer with the help of Team Profit and made £12.29. Matched betting involves using free bets and incentives offered by bookmakers to make a profit and isn’t generally considered risky as it’s based on mathematical equations. The Team Profit website has how to videos and calculators you can use which really gave me the confidence to give it a try and I’m looking forward to completing my next offer when professional sport gets back to normal.
Total – £12.29
Freetrade* – £24.82
Referral reward – *If you sign up using my Freetrade referral link we’ll both get a free share worth up to £200.
Freetrade is a free stock investing app that offers a free stock when you sign up and deposit at least £1 using a referral link. So far I’ve received a free share in Greggs worth over £20 when I got it and a free share in Crest Nicholson which was worth around £5.
Total – £24.82
TopCashback* – £13.79
TopCashback allows you to earn cashback when you shop online with thousands of retailers. I’ve earned £530 since I started using it and throughout Spring they run a cashback giveaway where you have the chance to win cash prizes.
Quidco* – £2.25
Similar to TopCashback, Quido is cashback site that offers cashback on purchases with over 4,500 UK retailers. I’ve earned a total of £296 so far and always compare cashback rates on Quidco and TopCashback before deciding which site to purchase through.
Total – £16.04
Grand Total – £73.15
For this challenge I have only counted money I have received into my bank account. The exception is the shares I have in Freetrade as I’m waiting for the market to go back up before I withdraw these. I have further money awaiting withdrawal in some of these accounts and others that will contribute towards my April goal so make sure to come back next month and see how I do!
If you’ve found this post helpful and are thinking of trying any of these ways to make some extra income yourself please use my referral code or links when provided as these will often give you a little boost to get you started and provide me with a small reward for recommending you.